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speech while in office the nation celebrates dr. martin luther king jr. and he carried a mantle for a broader progressism including his support of labor unions, social justice trying to eliminate poverty and his vocal anti-militarism. here is dr. king in a sermon where he points to our government for getting involved in the conflict there. >> a nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death. >> john: not a quote you hear too often on dr. king day. here to discuss this with me now is kristal brent zook, associate professor at director of the ma journalism program in hofstra university, she is also the author of three books including "black women's lives: stories of power and pain." and political activist and director of the peace and justice resource center, tom hayden. thank you for your time this evening. when this day was approaching i told the staff on the show i really wanted to do a dr. king discussion about these very topics because martin luther king jr. stood for civil rights,
the president hand on 2 bibles president lincoln and dr. dr. martin luther king jr. and this time it was the president who seemed to swallow a word. >> the office of the president of the united states and will. >>reporter: then the president address. shy of 19 minutes. when the theme of moving forward together. >> my fellow americans we are made for this moment and we will see that so long as we seize it together. together. together. >>reporter: first president ever to include gay in his inaugural while talking about the struggle for civil rights. >> for if we are truly created equal then surely the love we dmoyt one another must be equal as well. >>reporter: president insisting we address climate change and immigration arguing we should welcome striving immigrants. >> until bright young students and engineers are listed in our work force rather than expelled from our country there. were powerful performances. kelly clarkson stirring rendition of my country 'tis of thee. ♪ [ singing]. >>reporter: beyonce returning 4 years later this time to sing the national anthem.
inaugural. it's also dr. martin luther king jr.'s birthday. the president will honor dr. king by swearing in publicly on a bible once used by the civil rights leader. he'll also use a bible that was once used by abraham lincoln. 800,000 people are expected in the national mall. >> what we're doing is celebrating each other and celebrating this incredible nation we call home. >> reporter: the president and vice president, along with their famili families, will start by attending st. john's. the swearing-in is followed by a parade and the glitzy inaugural balls. the security is extremely tight. 15,000 military and law enforcement personnel will watch over the proceedings. >> watching an event this large, with this number of people coming, takes a lot of corporate nation. >> reporter: the president and first lady showed off their love. the president weighing in on his wife's new hair-do. >> i love her bangs. she looks good. >> let me tell you, it has just been a true thrill to watch this handsome, charming individual grow into the man and the president that he is. >> reporter: in a speech, p
the dr. martin luther king jr. whose birthday was yesterday and we'll celebrate monday the same day as obama's inauguration. it signifies how dr. king's activism was not just geared towards racial injustice but every bit as much towards social justice as well. while our country has made significant strides in racial equality it very. soften seemsoften it seems we're going the opposite way against poverty with nearly 50 million people now living at or beneath poverty. carrying the torch and renewing the battle against poverty is television and radio host author, activist tavis smily. now tavis's goal is to reduce poverty in half in ten years and completely eradicate it in 25. while that may seem like an impossible goal, let's remember another quote from dr. king. we must accept finite disappointment but never loss infinite hope. now joining me now is host of tavis smily on pbs and the tavis smily show on public radio international. >> thank you. >> why are we going the wrong way against poverty in this country? >> the elite number one. they also don't contribute to the campaigns of t
is the national holiday honoring dr. martin luther king jr.. a wreath ceremony was held on sunday for the civil right's leader. among the dignataries on hand, jesse jackson, jamie foxx and chris tucker. the dr. king inauguration weekend, an intersection of history. >> the first family's busy day has already begun. the president, the first lady and their two daughters left for church at saint john's. >> sarah simmons has our coverage from the other end of pennsylvania avenue and tell us what we can expect to see. she's overlooking the parade reviewing stand at lafayette park. >> reporter: that's right. we're here right behind me is where the president will be sitting to view the parade as it comes through. here you can already see we have a lot of people already showing up taking their spot here to watch the parade as well. what a wonderful place to be able to watch it. his president will be in his glass enclosed heated area viewing the parades. it wasn't until the late 1800s actually that the parade that followed the swearing in ceremony was where most of the pomp and circumstance happened. it
holiday, dr. martin luther king, jr. day. it is a day to honor dr. king's legacy and it was honored yesterday with the laying of two wreaths at the memorial dedicated to him on the national mall. along with dr. king's family, luminaries from the civil rights movement to politics for hollywood all there. dick gregory al sharpton, jesse jackson, jamie foxx. another breathe wreath laying is planned today at the memorial at 1:00 p.m. >>> and there is a lot straight ahe. we are just getting started with our special coverage of inauguration day 2013. >> stick with us. when we come right back, we'll check in with our wisdom martin who is on the national month as crowds continue to gather there. we'll show you what you can or cannot have with you when you come downtown today. stay with us. fox 5 morning news just getting started. started. started. go, go, go, go! bye sweetie. honey what are you doing? we gotta go! it's dress-like-a-president day, i'm supposed to be martin van buren. who? martin van buren! google? martin van buren. ♪ >>> welcome back. if you are up this early on this inaug
: and look for an acknowledgement of dr. martin luther king's vision on the day we honor the civil rights leader, a coincidence of timing that's not lost on the nation's first african american president. now, the speech was finalized over the weekend, but the president often makes final word changes up to the very end, and this time was no exception. i'm told that he made tweaks this morning, in fact. the president, i'm told, will speak for under 20 minutes. by reading prior inaugural addresses, he decided the shorter, the better. his last address was just over 18 minutes. his favorite two past inaugurals were kennedy's, which ran just under 14 minutes, and, of course, lincoln's second, which at 700 words, had to be fewer than ten minutes. i'm told president obama had a quiet breakfast with the first lady and his daughters before going to church. anderson? >> let's talk about it with john king and gloria borger. what are you anticipating, john, hearing today? >> i think broad strokes. time to bring the country together. time to get through the tough economic times. i think it will be a ca
says dr. king focused on people in need. >> he was concerned about and trying to make sure that he really touched the real people, those who had greatest need. and of course there were those who were in poverty and those who were poor and those who had no jobs. >> he has taken dr. king's message to heart. it provides more than one million free meals a year along with affordable housing and health care. >> tomorrow is a holiday so a lot of people will be off and wondering what the weather will be like. >> exactly. leigh glaser will be back. >> it will be terrific. if you look back east at the inauguration festivities. washington, d.c., the expected temperature is 42 degrees. a 30% chance of a few snow showers. it looks high and dry and 52 for dallas and phoenix 75. if you are traveling airbeds -- around the state it will be a mild to almost warm day statewide. southern california is getting up into the 80s. my map is going to come up here in a second. 80 degrees for los angeles. san diego warming to 75. fresno at 64. sacramento 60ly degrees -- 63 degrees. for us here locally tomorro
and evaluation. beis unclear when s released. >>> there were two special services honoring dr. martin luther king, junior. hundreds celebrated the civil rights leader legacy. he lead the congregation and he says dr. king focused on people in need. >> he was concerned about and trying to make sure that he really touched the real people, those who had greatest need. and of course there were those who were in poverty and those who were poor and those who had no jobs. >> he has taken dr. king's message to heart. it provides more than one million free meals a year along with affordable housing and health care. >> tomorrow is a holiday so a lot of people will be off and wondering what the weather will be like. >> exactly. leigh glaser will be back. >> it will be terrific. if you look back east at the inauguration festivities. washington, d.c., the expected temperature is 42 degrees. a 30% chance of a few snow showers. it looks high and dry and 52 for dallas and phoenix 75. if you are traveling airbeds -- around the state it will be a mild to almost warm day statewide. southern california is getting up
martin luther king day. we've been talking so much about the inauguration, we haven't celebrated dr. king's day with as much due as it needed. the president will be using dr. king's personal bible when he's sworn in. >> absolutely. it's outstanding to be here. i don't think there's a better way to celebrate the holiday. a lot of people have been saying this is a dream fulfilled. i feel like it's recognizing the dream in progress and beyond, when you think about it. to be able to have dr. king's presence through his bible and the president to actually continue his mission is one of those things where you just feel like it's the right place at the right time. >> you're a married man with four kids now. >> four? i got two. >> i've got four, sorry. this is like a bad mommy moment. >> you've got two. i've got four. we both have a set of twins. is mariah here with you? will you go to all the parties and the balls tonight? >> i think we'll try to play it as low key as possible. we'll probably be able to stop by a few areas. it's more about being here this morning is the outstanding part. >> it i
in abraham lincoln's inauguration another belonging to dr. martin luther king jr. who we honor today. the president referenced the slain civil rights leader prominently in the remarks. he took on gay rights and immigration and entitlements and the deep political divide across our nation. first to the parade route. john roberts will travel with the parade along pennsylvania avenue if the technical gods allow it. john, good afternoon. >> so far the gods are with us. if we could spin the camera over here a little bit you can see the east front of the capitol the president will join the motorcade coming out of the driveway from the east front to the constitution avenue. this will be in the next hour and a half to two hours. the parade is 1.5 mile long including a mix of civilian and military contributions, mostly marching bands and a lost floats that will be brought in from the civilian side of things something implemented in 1841 by william henry harrison. you will know he liked to do things big. he had the longist inaugural address of anyone at two hours in horrible weather and he did
on the life of dr. martin luther king junior. the parade will start at martin luther king boulevard in utah street. a group of baltimore county teenagers took center stage in celebration to honor doctor king to recognize the type of character dr. king often spoke of. >> coming up you can look like a hollywood star not spend a fortune. the golden globe looks for a lot less. >> we are in the kitchen spicing up game day party with a warm bowl of chilly. >> nice here this morning. the sun is up. we go north pick up clouds and there are two weather disturbances one over new england producing snow showers. a lot of that is moving offshore and letting up. there's a new one moving in from the west now in lick mash coming out of wisconsin. these are the little clippers that come out of canada. there's cool air north of these things. right now we are in the sweet spot. in good shape. blue sky beautiful. 36 degrees at the airport. humidity at 59 percent. so excuse me. a nice dry atmosphere. 30-33. southwest breeze at 8 to 16. southwest wind is making all of the difference today. even this morning temp
on the same day the nation pauses to remember civil rights legend and icon dr. martin luther king jr.. two men, two very different dreams forever linked. it is monday january 21st inauguration day and good morning. thank you for joining fox 5 special coverage. i'm allison seymour. >> i'm tony perkins. we are broadcasting from our temporary fox 5 studios high atop the canadian embassy. it's a beautiful building and a beautiful view. we are blocks from where all the accident gets underway. we will bring it all to you live all morning long as we mentioned earlier. this is president obama's 4th oath of office. he took his third yesterday. we'll show you a little bit of that. >> chief justice john roberts administered the oath. the president has two swearing in ceremonies because inauguration day fell yesterday. he had two of the first time around because he and justice roberts flood their lines during the public ceremony. >> vice president joe biden was also sworn in yesterday morning just as he administered his oath at the naval observatory. >> today's oaths will take place just before the noon h
in washington with an annual wreath laying ceremony. >>> and many americans honor dr. king today by spending their holiday in a day of service, volunteering to help the needy. the park service pays tribute by offering free admissions to all 393 national parts today. the president and first lady saying there's no better way to honor his legacy than to help out the less fortunate. >>> the super bowl matchup is set. a family affair you could call the har-bowl, pitting jim harbaugh against his older brother, which i can't know, john, head coach of the baltimore ravens. >> going to be a good one. in the nfc, the 49ers overcame a 17-0 deficit against the dirty birds of atlanta. they finally locked it up for good in the fourth quarter when quarterback colin kaepernick found frank gore who rushed into the end zone. quite a game. >> in the afc, baltimore ravens quarterback joe flacco threw three touchdowns in the second half. the final blow was when the ravens' carey williams picked off tom brady in the end zone. it was the patriopatriot's firs playoff loss at home. >> and the super bowl in new orlea
, fittingly on this day, used by dr. martin luther king jr. the president will celebrate at two inaugural balls, versus the ten held four years ago. even if there's less fanfare, the day will not be without its pomp and circumstance. and star power. katy perry kicked things off at a concert earlier this weekend. ♪ at last >> reporter: and beyonce, whose rendition of edda james' "at last" was a highlight of the 2009 inauguration, will this time perform the national anthem, at the capitol ceremony. who can forget that moment in 2009. again, sasha pointed out, dad did not mess it up. he has one more shot at it. >> that's right, josh. >>> today, a day for poetry. the prose of governing comes next. and jonathan karl at the capitol for that. as the president prepares to deliver his speech, his team is gearing up for a lot of big debates ahead. >> reporter: you can see the presidential podium, still covered in plastic. it is from there that he will deliver one of the most important speeches of his presidency, hoping to set the tone for a second term that his aides say will be every bit as ambi
king's personal bible. it traveled with dr. king when he traveled across our nation. and performing, of course, is an honor. the ultimate honor for any kind of band. repeat performance for the isirettes. this iowa drill team features fancy foot work. they performed for senator obama at a 2000 campaign event, and earned an invitation to his first inauguration. and they say it means a lot to be asked back. >> to be able to do it a second time, that means he understood us on a personal way and it's just -- it's mesmerizing. >> yes, nice to be asked back yet again. and this morning, showing you scenes from washington, d.c., and the astronauts on board the international space station will have this view of the inauguration. the iss crew members captured these images of washington, d.c. yesterday. it shows the potomac, and where the inauguration will be held. coming up, james clyburn will talk about the significance of the president's inauguration, happening today, which is martin luther king day. that ahead. first, a commercial break. back right on the other side. this happy couple used
, bobby kennedy was her -- assassinated two days before i walked across the stage for graduation. dr. king, the one who got week engaged in politics, was assassinated earlier that year. even assassination attempt at a george wallace. it is no wonder things held together quite frankly. well, the congress passed what was then called the gun control act. among other things it said that felons, fugitives, drug users, those who have been adjudicated and it is not a politically correct phrase, but it is in the law, those that are mentally affected could not own a gun. 1994 as a world change in country changed, along with the thing i am proud is for having written and passed about. we added a new category of people who were prohibited from purchasing a gun. based on facts, not on fiction. that is those who had a restraining order issued against them in a domestic violence incident. that was a fight to get that added. then, two years later we expanded the list again to include anyone convicted of a misdemeanor violent crime, that they were the most likely people to do something. time and experienc
want everyone to pitch in for the national day of service. which honors dr. martin luther king, junior. and as you see here on the mall, lots of people are turning out to say hello but also to volunteer and to be part of the inaugural excitement. the president took his message online, as well. >> four years ago, my family celebrated inauguration weekend and martin lugar king day by rolling up our sleeves and lending a hand in our community. that's because inaugurations are about more than just celebrating. they're about coming to together to make our country a better place. it was one of the highlights of the weekend and this year we're going to do it again on saturday. >> the president and the first lady who took part in this national day of service. here they are at a washington school earlier today helping volunteers who were staining a book case. john berman very critical of the president's form in painting that book case. you've been rough on him, buddy. speaking of service though, next month, cnn will begin introducing you to heroes who make service a way of life. first take a lo
in 2009 during the inauguration. the second bible belongs to civil rights leader dr. martin luther king jr. king's son joins me now from washington. we're so glad you're here. >> thank you. i'm honored to be here today. >> you wrote an op-ed, even your description of the bible is touching. you say it's faded and some of the pages are torn. tell us how your father, dr. king, used that bible. >> well, number one, we found that when he was pastoring or preparing a sermon, his first sermon at the dexter avenue memorial baptist church, that he actually had markings where he actually designated certain things within the bible. we know that he traveled with the bible, derived inspiration from it. it certainly is worn and at tattered. but i think that shows how much he used it. >> you say you never thought the bible would be used again. why? >> you certainly could never imagine that it would be used in the capacity that it is going to be used on monday as the president accepts his oath of office which is quite phenomenal. we had it on display at the king center so that when people come, they can s
to hear dr. king's speech and the speeches by others. >> host: we're speaking with jim wallace, photographer, and he has put together this book, "courage of the moment. the civil rights struggle 1961-1964." thanks so much. >> guest: thank you. >> here's a look at some books that are being published this week. >> look or for these titles in bookstores this coming week and watch for authors in the near future on booktv and on booktv.org. >> if you want to convert people, you've got to, first of all, persuade them that their soul is in dire danger, headed for the ultimate bonfire on the other side of existence. and for that you need to label them follow orers of the definitely -- followers of the devil, satan. diabolical human beings. so they look for the devil and look among the deities, a very complex religion. very elaborate, very well structured, and they looked among the deities, and they found be issue, the deity called issue. who's issue? i often refer to issue as the imminent -- [inaudible] of the human condition. why do i call him that? issue is an unpredictable spirit. i
-- the conversation could not be more timely. i sell the time, quoting dr. king, that budgets are moral documents. you can say what you say, but you are what you are. we know who you are when you put your budget on the table. we can see what your budget priorities are. could not be more timely. we are days away -- it will be a big party on monday, but after monday as we move toward the debt ceiling conversations and the spending cuts get placed on the table, the poor are likely to take it on the chin. that is why we are here with in washington tonight having this conversation. our hashtag is #povertymustend. our website is afuturewithoutpoverty.com. you'll find a letter on that website -- you can electronically sign it asking the president to give a major public policy address on poverty sooner than later, and second to convene a white house conference on the eradication of poverty to bring experts to get into crafting national plan to cut poverty in half and eradicate it in the richest nation in the world. it is not a skill problem, it is via upawe have the will to the poverty a priority with in this
with the words "holy bible" etched into it. the king bible was dr. king's trebling bible. an avid reader, dr. king traveled with a selection of books that included this bible the president will be using. it was used for inspiration and preparing sermons. henry in huntington, west virginia, on our independent line. caller: i just wanted to call and say, really wish i could be in washington d.c. today. i have a lot of optimism about the next four years. i think mr. obama is doing a heck of a good job. he is getting a lot of his promises down. i hope the next four years are as good as the last. thank you for having me. host: eric in seattle, what do think about all this? -- do you think about all this? you always have to turn down the volume and dirty -- on your tv. in today's inaugural, you'll hear a lot from senator schumer. here he is explaining his role in today's inauguration. >> the hardest part is trying to make sure everybody, there will be a huge crowd, not as big as four years ago, but a huge crowd, they get to their places, their seeds or standing places. as you know, there were big
on facebook. >>> president obama today has been sharing the spotlight with dr. martin luther king jr. just before the president's swearing-in, president obama and his family attended a church service celebrating king and his legacy. and tomorrow's swearing-in coincides with the national observed holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader. when president obama takes the oath of office, he will use a bible that belonged to dr. king. also today president obama and vice president joe biden honored the nation's fallen soldiers during a wreath-laying ceremony at arlington national cemetery. this is an inauguration day tradition which took place shortly after the vice president was sworn in which also happened this morning. >> with the beginning of that, we're now 6:15, 17 minutes to be exact into term two. change has come for the new administration, a newly shuffled cabinet, headless al qaeda overseas but trouble in north africa at the moment, suddenly touchy subject of gun reform coloring nearly every page of the domestic agenda. here to discuss the second term with gloria borger and david
and the president did have to share the spotlight with dr. martin luther king, jr. just before the president's formal swearing in this morning, he and the first family together attended a church service which celebrated king and his legacy, and tomorrow's public swearing in, of course, coincides with the national holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader. now, when the president takes the oeath of office, he's going to use a bible that belonged to dr. king. the president and vice president joe biden honored the nation's fallen soldiers today as well during a wreath laying ceremony at arlington national cemetery. it took place shortly after the vice president was sworn in. >> this is the president aes day and the president's moment in the spotlight but when the ceremony is done, all the parties, mr. obama will still have to deal with the republican led house of representatives, divided government in washington. sharon peter king of new york, the congressman with the best last name in congress, is with us this evening. mr. chairman, it's good to see you. as a republican and a member of a
. king. this is dr. king's birthday too. when you think of dr. king and the new memorial for him, what do you think? >> i think of how far this country has come but i think of the need to continue the reconciliation of the first defect that was america's slavery. we still have a long way to go we're not yet race-aligned. poverty and race and poor education is still a very bad combination. we have a lot of work to be done, but, my goodness how far this country has come. >> secretary rice, thank you and we're so glad you're here. >> thank you. >>> and security is intense here in washington. with more than 6,000 officers on the beat. some of them are hiding in plain sight. we go behind the scenes. that's next on "cbs this morning." to the best vacation spot on earth. (all) the gulf! it doesn't matter which of our great states folks visit. mississippi, alabama, louisiana or florida they're gonna love it. shaul, your alabama hospitality is incredible. thanks, karen. love your mississippi outdoors. i vote for your florida beaches, dawn. bill, this louisiana seafood is delicious
short on some of dr. king's ideas. at the end of his life he was fighting for labor rights, milltism and poverty every much as civil rights. but in this speech this president addressed militarism, beautifully, and we believe in enduring security and peace does not mean perpetual war. he spoke about poverty beautifully without ever actually using the word, but talking about we are not a nation of takers, and the fact that he would use the word stone wall and he wasn't referring to a dead general, i was floored. i feel comfortable saying that i think dr. king would have been very proud and impressed with today's speech. >> jennifer: i'm glad to here that. totally agree. we're going to take a break and bring you more analysis of the krer moanny. [ rosa ] i'm rosa and i quit smoking with chantix. when the doctor told me that i could smoke for the first week... i'm like...yeah, ok... little did i know that one week later i wasn't smoking. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. some people had changes in behavior,
is when the american people celebrate the second inaugural and dr. martin luther king's birthday the president will swear inpublically with a bible used by the civil rights leader and place his hands on a bible used by abraham lincoln. 800,000 people are expected to pack the national paul. >> we are -- mall. >> we are celebrating each other and celebrating the incredible nation that we call home. >> reporter: the president and vice president along with the families will begin the day by attending church at st. john's across from the white house an inaugural tradition. it's followed by the big parade and the glitzy inaugural balls. security is extremely tight 13,000 military and law enforcement personnel will watch over the proceedings. >> protecting an event this large with this many venues and this number of people coming requires a lot of coordination and a lot of organization. >> reporter: overnight, mr. obama and the first lady with supporters at an inaugural reception showed off their love. the president weighing in on his wife's new hairdo. >> i love her bangs. she looks go
saved the union and had to fight a war, but 100 years later, it was dr. martin luther king, who had to fight another war, a war of ideas and a war of values, look how we have progressed just from the 50 years of martin luther king. i became secretary of state. i became a chairman. as a kid in the south bronx section, unthinkable. and barack obama became president of the united states. >> you had stinging things to say about the republican party. an identity problem, you said. and that there are some people who seem to have a theme of intolerance. >> that's a broader definition of what i meant by intolerance. i think intolerance is when you try to keep people from voting. the republican party ought to be out there, not by restricting voting by requiring i.d., but wanting everybody to vote. you need new messages. new policies. the country is becoming more minority. >> have you heard a lot from that? a lot of people pushing back on you? >> most of the people i've heard from in the last week or so have been very, very supportive. but there are those who consider this the worst thing ima
more than anyone american history are dr. king and president lincoln so for me to have the opportunity to be sworn in using the bibles these two men that i admire so deeply on the 150th anniversary of the emancipation and 50th anniversary of the march on washington is fitting. >> for the official swearing in today, he use the the family bible that is for his wife's family. and vice president biden was sworn in a few hours before because justice sotomayor had to leave to catch a plane to be in new york city this morning for a book signing. i bet her book has gotten a push in sales after the talk about her going to the bush signing. >> her agent did a good job scheduling that. >> preview of the second term in tomorrow's inaugural address? >>reporter: he has big themes to focus on from the idea the nation should come together we have heard in many addresses before and a call to action saying citizens should still be engaged with the political system long after the campaign has ended. republicans are saying today they think other signs from the president such as the defiant tone at the new
's an argument this week that if only dr. martin luther king jr. had a gun he would have been able to fight off the white gun-wielding guy who killed him. too bad they were teaching christians about non-violence. >> this is straight out of "django unchainedded". you get the feeling that they watched django, loved the first half. don't like the ending as much but i have a great idea how we can swing this white supremacist message out there. >> john: speaking of white supremacist, house g.o.p. they went on their winter retreat in williamsburg, virginia. great town. i got family there. but one of the goals of the retreat was how to better reach out to minorities. they decided to hold it at the kings mill resort, the site of an old plantation where slaves were kept. i mean-- >> this is brilliant. >> john: this is like reaching out to women voters by having a retreat at ike turner's old house. >> i have friend who have black friends, and this is equivalent to having a discussion about cancer research like in a--in a nuclear zone. in an area full of the thing that causes cancer. >> john: i'm not sayi
down the mall toward lincoln's memorial where dr. king gave his most famous speech. to spell out the country his vision for the next four years. it is america's quadrennial celebration of the office of the presidency, the orderly transition of power, the luminaries, the singers, the salutes, the speech, the pomp, the circumstance, the second inauguration of president barack obama starts right now. >>> welcome to washington. it is chilly but frankly bearable outside as the country prepares to celebrate the peaceful maintenance of power, the transferns of power from the first term administration of president barack obama to his second term administration. the president was officially sworn in by chief justice john roberts yesterday at the blue room at the white house as the first lady and the obama daughters looked on. but in the little less than two hours the president will affirm that oath before a much larger crowd with 100% more pomp and an equal proportion of circumstance. we have a stellar group of guests joining us throughout the day. honestly, to cut to the chase, it is pre
'll come through the rotunda, walk by that bust of dr. martin luther king, jr., and then into statuary hall for a tradition that's the most exclusive lunch you can imagine. all of the nation's leaders, the president, the vice president, congressional leaders, supreme court justices, their spouses, they will all gather for a lunch to put politics aside for at least a brief moment. >> thank you very much, jan. >>> as we watch the president's motorcade approaching the capitol, let me give you a little bit of an advanced look on what you're seeing as the inauguration ceremonies proceed. as we mentioned, senator charles schumer of new york will be the master of ceremonies. he will have a short speech and then he will be introducing myrlie evers-williams, a former chair of the naacp and the widow of medgar evers. the naacp field secretary who was gunned down in 1963. one of the great heroes of the civil rights movement. myrlie evers-williams will be giving the invocation at the beginning of the ceremonies and then we will see justice sonia sotomayor who is one of the newer associate justices on t
and the travel bible owned by the reverend dr. martin luther king jr., whose birthday we celebrate today. in that speech worry told the president will talk about the need to seek common ground. after the inauguration, he will retire inside with members of the congressional leadership with a traditional luncheon at statuary hall before taking off the on the parade down pennsylvania avenue. the menu, steam lobster, bison and apple pie for dessert. >> lester, thank you. david axelrod is the president's adviser. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> how would you describe the inaugural speech? >> the first thing to remember is that this is not a partisan day. this is not a day for one man's celebration. this is a national con sechlt cration. this is a national renewal. he will be speaking about values and principles, not so much about programs and prescriptions and set a direction for the country based on the thing that is unite us. >> inaugural speeches are, by nature, more poetry than prose. he wrote on this day we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, that
of ms. evers representing the legacy of dr. king. the cuban american poet representing that particular aspect of the diversity, if you will, that -- and how this president got re-elected all here, all having their place on the platform. the other thing i have to say, too, you know, we are reminded that the inauguration day celebration is basically a three-part play. this is ending. the president will be inside the capitol for about an hour. we will move on, of course, to the parade this afternoon and tonight those two inaugural balls, if you will. but, again, having inauguration day, too, on the martin luther king holiday, amazing symmetry for us long-time washingtonians who get to work heerl during the week. >> for only the second time has the inauguration taken place on a king day holiday. back in bill clinton's second inaugural was the second time. eamon jabbers has been out there. the first thing i noticed how many sort of multi-generational groups there were and how many african-americans were coming to washington bringing either their parents or their grandparents to see this eve
of recognizes dr. king's birthday and commitment to that agenda. we were at the church service and the agenda i don't think i've seen a president do for civil rights leaders and later on had a private reception at the white house. >> how was his mood? >> very upbeat and hopeful. i think his speech was about him setting a tone for where he saw the rest of the century going. i don't think it was about four years for him. he's giving a vision. he thinks in terms, when he talks to us, about kennedy talking about the new frontier or johnson about the great society. i don't think everything he addressed yesterday was about everything he wanted to legislate, about where he sees the country going, his vision. >> an eye towards history. >> i think that's how he saw the inaugural address and he effectively did it. i think his specific of the next four years is the state of the union and his vision of "i had a cream." >> and what you said in the white house was illuminating. >> while you're drinking, everything i said was illuminating. >> amen. don't you wish that people in the pews could be drinking on t
. >> the reverend dr. martin luther king, jr., this of course being martin luther king, jr. day, the only the second time in history the presidential inauguration has fallen on mld day. first was the of inauguration of president bill clinton. and this is an important day for the obamas and so many who have come to witness the event here in washington. >> . >> bret: what a moment that is. what a moment to use the mlk bible among-- and the lincoln bible as well for the swearing in and this will be the 50th anniversary this year of the march on washington, you know, and the "i have a dream" speech and now we have our first black president and that's one thing americans of all colors felt so proud about four years ago and still do, the progress this country has made, speaking of lincoln and dr. king. >> bret: and he mentioned those moments as he looked down the mall in this speech today, and said, to hear a king proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to every soul on earth, marking that day as well. and to walk out with the house speaker and the house majority leader who he will have
and always way to celebrate a couple of days early dr. martin luther king day. president obama and his family went to an elementary school in washington to help with the school makeover project. here you see the president and mrs. obama looking at bookshelf. they talked about the importance of this day. >> this inauguration, we're going to be -- it's a symbol of how our democracy work and how we peacefully transfer power but it should be an affirmation we're all in this together. >> molly: the vice president and his family participated in the national day of service. they filled care packages for deployed servicemen and women. mr. biden says the troops overseas that we remember them. the area around the washington monument there were opportunities for people that wanted to get involved. they could make cards for foster care children, create a mural, learn how to use recycled materials and more. here is what some of the participants said about the events. >> came all the way from las vegas for the inauguration and a day of service. >> i think it is important because we can take communities bac
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